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Old 21st June 2015, 02:58 PM   #1
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Who owns the forum?

If this forum is not affiliated with the JREF, then who is paying for it and who is making the rules?
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Old 21st June 2015, 03:01 PM   #2
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Old 21st June 2015, 03:15 PM   #3
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If this forum is not affiliated with the JREF, then who is paying for it and who is making the rules?
Icerat owns it now. He's a member here. As to funding, ask him.
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Old 21st June 2015, 03:55 PM   #4
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Icerat owns it now. He's a member here. As to funding, ask him.
Thanks.
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Old 21st June 2015, 09:19 PM   #5
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As for who is making the rules, we kept the original rules and most of the moderating team from the old JREF forum. There has been no sustained interest in making any modifications at this point.
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Old 23rd June 2015, 12:58 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
As for who is making the rules, we kept the original rules and most of the moderating team from the old JREF forum. There has been no sustained interest in making any modifications at this point.
Thanks for the answer.
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Old 3rd November 2015, 03:59 PM   #7
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Isn't run by JREF?
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Old 3rd November 2015, 04:03 PM   #8
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Old 3rd November 2015, 04:31 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by countlustig View Post
Isn't run by JREF?
Not for a year or better...
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Old 3rd November 2015, 04:57 PM   #10
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Isn't run by JREF?
Nicht.
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Originally Posted by countlustig View Post
Isn't run by JREF?
For further information see the bottom of any page on this forum.

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Old 4th November 2015, 09:42 AM   #12
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For further information see the bottom of any page on this forum.
Is there any particular reason why?
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Is there any particular reason why?
Because that's where the announcement is.
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Old 4th November 2015, 09:51 AM   #14
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Because that's where the announcement is.
My question was really "why the change", not "why look at the bottom of the page".

I read some other posts and think I get why now, but thanks.
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Old 4th November 2015, 10:05 AM   #15
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Is there any particular reason why?
Moderating the forum was a hassle, and the server was having performance issues. The JREF leadership decided that it was not worth the resources to continue maintaining it.

A shame really... I probably would not have been involved as much with JREF had it not been for the forum.
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Originally Posted by Gawdzilla Sama View Post
Because that's where the announcement is.
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Old 4th November 2015, 10:19 AM   #18
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Whats a JREF?
I tried three different replies, and they all came up mostly * .
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Moderating the forum was a hassle, and the server was having performance issues.

It's still "a hassle" for the same team that never saw a penny or even a word of gratitude from the JREF, and the performance issues are history since someone with a little bit of knowledge in that field took over. If I had ever been a fan of JREF, I would still be furious about what happened (I see it as James Randi having extracted enough money from his flim-flammed followers at a point where he wanted to retire (nothing wrong about the latter)) .
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Originally Posted by Captain_Swoop View Post
Whats a JREF?
It's a short necked giraffe.
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Old 4th November 2015, 11:17 AM   #21
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It's a short necked giraffe.
I thought it played for Baltimore?
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Old 4th November 2015, 12:54 PM   #22
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I thought it played for Baltimore?
No, it coaches the 49ers...
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Old 14th November 2015, 02:49 PM   #23
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Who OOOOOWWWNS the forum...
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Old 14th November 2015, 03:16 PM   #24
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It's still "a hassle" for the same team that never saw a penny or even a word of gratitude from the JREF, and the performance issues are history since someone with a little bit of knowledge in that field took over. If I had ever been a fan of JREF, I would still be furious about what happened (I see it as James Randi having extracted enough money from his flim-flammed followers at a point where he wanted to retire (nothing wrong about the latter)) .
Someone doesn't like the JREF and thinks Randi is a scam artist. Pretty cute! lol does anyone serious care that much?

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Isn't run by JREF?
It wasn't when you joined, so I'm confused as to why you're confused.
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Moderating the forum was a hassle, and the server was having performance issues. The JREF leadership decided that it was not worth the resources to continue maintaining it.

A shame really... I probably would not have been involved as much with JREF had it not been for the forum.
I probably would have never participated on the forum if it had not been attached to JREF. I came to JREF originally, from CSICOP (Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal, now CSI) which I've been a participatory member of since the mid-late seventies.

http://www.csicop.org/
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But who owns the forum's owners?
The Illuminati.
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Who OOOOOWWWNS the forum...
I dunno but TragicMonkey pwns most threads eventually.
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But who owns the forum's owners?
He got owned when he agreed to take the place over.
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But who owns the forum's owners?
my wife
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If this forum is not affiliated with the JREF, then who is paying for it and who is making the rules?
Some guy. His name is Godot, I think.
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Some guy. His name is Godot, I think.
Organize a meeting with him and let us know what he says.
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Organize a meeting with him and let us know what he says.
I'll wait.
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Icerat clear your PM box
If I do that I'll continue to get swamped by people wanting me to overule moderators
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If I do that I'll continue to get swamped by people wanting me to overule moderators
You haven't learned the exploding return PM technique yet?
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Don't tell me people really do that
quite a lot, yes.

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You haven't learned the exploding return PM technique yet?
does it work with an auto-reply?
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